North Hollywood (Los Angeles Metro station)

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North Hollywood Red Line Orange Line 
Los Angeles Metro, North Hollywood, Side View (HSY-Approved).jpg
Platform View of the Red Line
Location 5384 Lankershim Blvd
North Hollywood, CA 91601
Coordinates 34°10′08″N 118°22′36″W / 34.1688°N 118.3766°W / 34.1688; -118.3766
Owned by Metro
Line(s) Metro Rail:
Red Line Red Line 
Metro Liner:
Orange Line Orange Line 
Platforms 1 island platform (Red Line)
1 side platform (Orange Line)
Connections "Kiss & Ride" passenger drop-off area
Construction
Platform levels 2
Parking 1,101 spaces
Bicycle facilities 68 rack spaces
8 lockers
Disabled access Yes
History
Opened Red Line: June 24, 2000
Orange Line: October 29, 2005
Services
Preceding station   LAMetroLogo.svg Metro Rail   Following station
Terminus Red Line
Preceding station   LAMetroLogo.svg Metro Liner   Following station
Orange Line Terminus
The Orange Liner bus.

North Hollywood is a combined heavy rail subway station and a bus rapid transit (BRT) station in the Los Angeles County Metro Rail system. It is located at the intersection of Lankershim Boulevard and Chandler Boulevard in the North Hollywood district of Los Angeles. This station is served by the Red Line subway service as well as the Orange Line BRT service. The station is the northern terminus (the last stop) of the Red Line, and the eastern terminus of the Orange Line in the Los Angeles County Metro Liner system .[1]

Station layout[edit]

G Street level Exit/Entrance
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Westbound Orange Line Orange Line  toward Chatsworth or Warner Center (Laurel Canyon)
B1 Mezzanine Faregates, ticket machines, to Exits/Entrances
B2 Southbound Red Line Red Line  toward Union Station (Universal City/Studio City)
Island platform, doors will open on the left
Southbound Red Line Red Line  toward Union Station (Universal City/Studio City)

Metro Rail and BRT service[edit]

Red Line service hours are approximately from 5:00 AM until 12:45 AM daily.[2]

Metro Liner Orange Line BRT (bus rapid transitway) service hours are approximately from 4:00 AM until 1:00 AM daily.

Future additions[edit]

Metro has approved the addition of a second entrance on the west side of Lankershim Boulevard, which would allow riders to connect between the Orange Line (at-surface bus rapid transit) and the Red Line (underground heavy rail) via an underground passageway. Currently passengers making this connection must wait for a signal to cross a typically busy boulevard at street level. This underground connection is scheduled to be completed in 2016.[3]

Location[edit]

North Hollywood Metro station is located on Lankershim Boulevard, which forms the western border of the station and parking lot; it is bordered on its South side by Chandler Boulevard. It is one block South of Burbank Boulevard (but is not bordered by Burbank) and is one block West of Vineland Avenue (but is not bordered by Vineland). The station is located in district of the same name in the San Fernando Valley section of Los Angeles.

Transit-oriented development[edit]

A recent article in the Los Angeles Times credited the North Hollywood extension to reviving interest in that area. Developers are now moving in and beginning to buy and develop lots. While the enhanced interest has delighted the city, some residents and groups are worried that mom and pop stores will soon be bought out due to rising rent and developer influence.

Since the 2000 opening of the station, many transit-oriented developments have begun to be constructed adjacent to the station. Notable are NoHo Tower (a 15-story apartment building) across the street from the station, a large complex of apartments near the parking lot of the station, and NoHo Commons, a multi-use complex which will house several floors of apartments above a level of retail. In September 2007, transportation officials approved NoHo Art Wave, the largest "transit-oriented" development in L.A. County history, consisting of a $1.3-billion apartment, retail and high-rise office tower complex totaling more than 1,700,000 square feet (160,000 m2) of development on 15.6 acres (63,000 m2).[4]

Bus connections[edit]

The entrance to the Red Line platform.

Attractions[edit]

North Hollywood Metro Red Line Station platform.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Red Line station information". 
  2. ^ "Red/Purple Line timetable" (PDF). Retrieved 2010-05-10. 
  3. ^ "Work Begins on Metro's NoHo Tunnel and Universal Ped Bridge". Retrieved 2014-11-11. 
  4. ^ Rong-Gong Lin II and Sharon Bernstein, Large transit-oriented development OKd for North Hollywood, Los Angeles Times, September 28, 2007.

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